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Unknown - Neocurtilla hexadactyla

Unknown - Neocurtilla hexadactyla
Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas, USA
September 28, 2007
Size: 2.5"
very fast mover!

Because the claws are nearly equal in size and orientation
I think this is the Northern Mole Cricket, Neocurtilla hexadactyla.

mole cricket
There are a couple of varieties of mle crickets in Arkansaw..my guess is the one pictured is the northern Mole Cricket,Neocurtilla hexadactyla. They live under ground most of the time and are usually only found when accidently dug up. they do not jump like other crickets but try to burrow away very quickly when disturbed.

Mole Cricket
The Northern and the Prairie live in our area. They have different songs. And the Prairie has a blade-like projection from the base of the fore femur.

Looks
like some type of mole cricket. As their name suggests... they live underground, digging tunnels. I think they come above ground to mate. I'v never seen one, though.

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